If everything happens as it must, where’s the sense in saying, “This should never have happened.”? Or: “This is unacceptable!” The word heaps of politics and religion may be understood as reaction formations whereby opposing tendencies are exaggerated and vilified. Ego needs its enemies.
“Only the necessary is good,” said the coal-eyed sage and seller of sundries. The mind salutes this statement with a split list of essentials and non-essentials. But that’s not what Nisargadatta was pointing to. His reference was to the necessity of a quiet mind.
The problem with resistance is that it consolidates and energizes the condition it seeks to eliminate. Inevitably and always, it makes things worse, not better. Therefore, resist nothing. “Hold fast to the center.”
Our primary task is not a task. It’s to let things be precisely as they are.
Let’s say I’m going about my business when I’m suddenly flooded with peace. How does the world look now? Still problem-plagued and enemy-ridden?
The world is as I am.